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Mark Stewart
Artist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: United Kingdom (Plymouth)

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OK .. about me,

I joined DA back in 2011 after a long absence from the art world. I decided to explore the humble graphite pencil and the human portrait and figure. I gave myself 5yrs to do this and this year 2015 is my 5th year. The one thing i have learned so far is that 5yrs is nowhere near enough time because with every step forward i take i discover more challenges and questions that i need to understand ... i guess the learning never stops but it also does not get any easier.

I studied and worked as a illustrator back in the day and my drawings do tend to take on an illustrative style at times but I quite like that as I'm not trying to achieve photo realism and i believe in letting a style develop naturally. Most are straight forward copies because they are only drawn so i can experiment with ideas or techniques. Some will be motivated by tones alone and others by textures. I love reflected light and dramatic lighting also .. I draw on smooth Bristol paper and Bristol Velum or Fabriano with a more textured surface, i find that moving from one to the other presents different challenges which i enjoy ... i draw to learn.

I also believe in sharing and so i will add the very rare occasional walkthrough to share what i have learned. I have also added many old illustrations to my gallery for any who want to see them.

Thank you in advance for any faves, i do not have the time to answer each one personally but i do answer all comments and enjoy hearing from you all and visiting new watchers galleries.

I do consider commissioned work, if you are interested feel free to send me an e-mail or note me ... my e-mail address is found at the top of this page.

Have a great 2015 and thank you for visiting my page .... enjoy your art :D

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WilliamGuevaraArt Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
Mark! It´s been a long time out of DA, i used to be "willi-kun" and ask you for advice. I have created a new account with new material and different art style :) 
Nice to see your work is still amazing and even more amazing than i remember ! 
PleaseImJustaGirl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving my "Pope Francis" drawing!
LadyRegni Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
These are gorgeous works, really inspiring. Trying to achieve that level of realism myself both with pencils and oils, but the penny hasn't dropped quite yet, stuck in a weird semi-cartoon thing! Seeing stuff like this though; keeps me wanting to achieve that reach!

All the best for the new year~
delph-ambi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Thanks for the fave Mark :)
markstewart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
Cellarvee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:beer:  Thanks again.
markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
Stamboul Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
invite to join coal-artists-retro.deviantart.…  Sure do need you for the sake of graphite and charcoal.
markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the invite which is always appreciated. I have so many groups at the moment and i am thinking of trimming down the number as i can't give them my time as i should do so i won't be joining any new or established groups for a while as my inbox is so full and it's getting harder to keep up. I wish you all the best with your new group though.
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